Mad Max game

We had our first taste of the upcoming Mad Max title for PS4 and Xbox One at E3 last year, and are happy to report that the dystopian driving title seems to be making good progress. To wit, the Avalanche Studios/Warner Brothers epic has just received a new trailer today, featuring the game's movie-star car: Magnum Opus.

The trailer itself offers up about what you'd expect from a Mad Max video game, brutally modified cars tearing at each other's bodywork, in between inexplicable explosions and jumps. All of that might mean nothing more than a narrow-genre remix of games like Twisted Metal, if it wasn't for the promise of some pretty cool vehicle customization.

Reading between the lines of the press release (below) it seems as though players will be able to hack and slash through the wastelands, adding functional changes like heavy-duty grilles, terrain-specialized tires, suspension components, various kinds of armor, upgraded engines and exhaust, and, of course, a festival of shredder wheels and spiky pieces. Oh, there's a harpoon, too. We're pretty excited about the harpoon.

To add some substance to the pre-rollout events (the game isn't going to hit shelves until next year), the guys at TV show West Coast Customs have actually build a running version of the Magnum Opus. You can see pictures of the creation in our attached gallery, and watch it come to life on the next WCC television show episode, on April 17 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.

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Survive The Wasteland and customize the ultimate combat vehicle to overtake even the fiercest enemy.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the Official Mad Max Game - Magnum Opus Trailer, showcasing how players can customize their vehicles.

The trailer will be premiering on TV via West Coast Customs on Sunday, April 27 at 7 p.m. PDT on FOX Sports 2, following the debut of the Magnum Opus, Max's in-game vehicle.

The real-life version of the Magnum Opus was designed with the West Coast Customs automotive specialists and features a high-performance engine, killer tires, a suspension system built to handle the Wasteland terrain and much more. Check out the included one-sheet to learn all about the West Coast Customs vehicle build-out and how the real-life Magnum Opus vehicle showcases some key Players' in-game options.

Set to release in 2015, Mad Max delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars are the key to survival. Developed by Avalanche Studios, gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and vehicular combat against savage gangs of bandits. Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket and others to build the ultimate war vehicle as he works to escape from the dangerous Wasteland.

Learn All About the Mad Max Game/West Coast Customs Vehicle Build-out

How the Real-Life Magnum Opus Vehicle Showcases Players' In-game Options

• With a heavy duty grill, the player will deal massive damage when ramming enemies, but will also be able to break through tougher gates and constructions.
• Improved transmission and exhaust systems increase the maximum speed of the Magnum Opus.
• High quality suspension not only improves the player's off-road capabilities, it also
counterbalances added weight put on by armor and a powerful engine.
• Differently threaded tires define the player as a driver. Does the gamer want maximum performance on the tarmac roads of Dead Barrens, or in the off-road sandy dunes of the Great White?
• If the player lacks confidence in their combat ability, some added rail guards or armor frames are their best friends, soaking up damage from enemies and terrain alike.
• Is the player stunted by that gaping hole in the highway preventing them from getting to all the goodies on the other side? A better engine would provide the acceleration they need to make that jump.
• Vehicular combat in The Wasteland is neither pretty nor fair. A pair of shredder rims on the player's wheels will improve grinding damage and give them the advantage.
• Adding a nitrous boost system for the gamer's car will let them quickly catch up with their prey, or pack that final punch to send enemies flying as the player rams them.
• The Wasteland marauders will sometimes throw themselves through the air and board the gamer's car. Some well-placed protective spikes will keep them off.
• The harpoon is the most versatile tool. Players can use it to pull off tires, doors and to pull out drivers. If properly upgraded, gamers can even rip away armor plates or pull down watch towers and massive gates.

Set to release in 2015, Mad Max delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars are the key to survival. Developed by Avalanche Studios, gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and vehicular combat against savage gangs of bandits. Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket and others to build the ultimate war vehicle as he works to escape from the dangerous Wasteland.